Long Beach Museum Of Art

Long Beach Museum Of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
562-439-2119

About Us:

The Long Beach Museum of Art is a community-based organization that collects and cares for a permanent art collection, presents changing exhibitions in a variety of media, and provides engaging educational programming for youth and adults. The Museum welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year, including more than 12,000 students, educators, and family visitors who participate in free educational programs.

The Long Beach Museum of Art is located on a magnificent bluff-top site overlooking Long Beach Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The campus includes the historic Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house and carriage house, now called the Miller Education Center (built in 1912), oceanfront gardens, and a new pavilion with two floors of expansive gallery space for changing exhibitions with the Museum Store in the Masterson Atrium. The historic buildings are home to administrative offices, the Boeing Classroom and Café. In addition to changing exhibitions, the Museum offers extensive educational programs for children and adults, musical programs, festivals, and other special events.


Recent News

Exhibition - 26 on 3rd

26 on 3rd highlights works from the Museum’s permanent-collection, generously gifted by arts patrons, Bret McAllister and Gary Greener. Featuring seminal artists, including Nan Goldin, Keith Haring, Ed Moses, Sam Durant, Tony Berlant and Laura …

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Exhibition: John Sonsini - Daywork Portraits

Daywork: Portraits, the first comprehensive exhibition of one of the most celebrated series of portrait paintings by Los Angeles-based artist, John Sonsini, surveys a compelling body of work that captures the personalities and characteristics of Lati…

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Exhibition: Practice and Pedagogy

Arguably there is no place where art practice and pedagogy are as inextricably linked as in California. Art schools here have played a pivotal role in the history of modern and contemporary art, functioning as hotbeds for new ideas and experimentatio…

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Exhibition - Farm Fresh: Narsiso Martinez

Since moving to the United States from Oaxaca, Mexico, Narsiso Martinez (B. 1977) immersed himself in pursuing an education by first enrolling in English Language courses and later getting his GED. It was not until taking an art history class at the …

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Exhibition - Jane Brucker: Fragile Thoughts

Jane Brucker’s exhibition Fragile Thoughts at LBMA is a survey of over 25 years of artworks, installations and performance documentation where the artist revisits exploration of personal and collective history, mortality and fragility. A hallma…

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Exhibition: Vitality and Verve III

The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) presents Vitality and Verve III, an exhibition dedicated to showcasing new works by artists of the New Contemporary Art Movement. Presented in curatorial collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Projects an…

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Exhibition: Matisse Drawings

Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection This exhibition of drawings by Henri Matisse showcases the mastery of draftsmanship by two of the most significant artists of the twentieth century: Henri Matisse (186…

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Exhibition - Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic

The Long Beach Museum of Art is pleased to present the most comprehensive retrospective on the work of Cuban-born painter Rafael Soriano. This exhibition will bring together and examine from various perspectives more than 90 of Rafael Soriano's fines…

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Exhibition - Beyond the Frame: New Media Arts from Taiwan

The Long Beach Museum of Art is honored to present Beyond the Frame: New Media Arts from Taiwan, an innovative exhibition featuring new media artists who continually evolve their creative practice with rapid advances in media technology. The exhibiti…

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Exhibition - Transformed by Fire

The Long Beach Museum of Art is proud to present Transformed by Fire: A Collection of Contemporary Ceramics, a diverse selection of functional and sculptural contemporary ceramics from the collection of Richard Oelschlaeger. The artists' creations in…

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Exhibition - Vitality And Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape

Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape examines the current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art. It will feature site-specific ephemeral murals and multi-media installations by established and emerging cutting-ed…

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Exhibition - Small Treasures

Small Treasures features rarely seen objects in ceramic, glass, metal and wood in the Kitty Rosenbaum Gallery on the second  floor of the Museum. There are two necklaces and small sculptures by Claire Falkenstein, and a necklace by Frank E. Cummings…

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Exhibition - Milton Wichner Collection

The Milton Wichner Collection at the Long Beach Museum of Art illuminates a significant aspect of art history in Southern California. In the 1930s and ‘40s, Southern California became a creative refuge for European artists fleeing the ravages of Wo…

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Exhibition - Presence And Absence: Black And White

Color is a powerful tool in the artist’s repertoire, but what happens when artists eliminate color and depend upon the stark contrast of black and white to convey all of their visual expression? Over the last two years, the Museum has presented fir…

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Exhibition - A Memoir Of Water: Works By Young-Il Ahn

A Memoir of Water: Works by Young-Il Ahn features 31 large-scale abstractions that examine the seemingly endless portrayals of the element. Due to the transformative experience of being lost at sea and his mastery of the medium, Young-Il Ahn skillful…

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Exhibition - Concept Of Beauty

Concepts of Beauty, a joint exhibition curated in partnership with Millikan High School’s Museum Studies Program, explores the meaning of beauty in all of its forms. Students used various forms of art including paintings, mixed media, and more …

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Exhibition - The Paternal Suit

The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation consists of more than 100 paintings, prints, and objects assembled by contemporary Los Angeles artist F. Scott Hess. The exhibit, which will run through October 5, will be presente…

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Exhibition - Baroque Sensibilities

Baroque Sensibilities—Barbara Strasen and Sherrie Wolf  Barbara StrasenBaroque Sensibilities showcases the talent and work of two artists who have produced complex, multi-layered paintings that re-imagine modern and historical iconography…

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Exhibition - Baroque Sensibilities: Sherrie Wolf

This collection of 21 exquisite works by artist Sherrie Wolf, one of the west coast’s most talented artists, will explore the Baroque period inspired by classic paintings to create original works of art. Wolf’s expertly painted works begin with i…

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Exhibition - Enriching And Engaging

The selections are from recent acquisitions to the permanent collection and represent either the work of active Southern California artists or works of art donated by collectors living in Southern California. This selection includes works made betwee…

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Exhibition - Ceramics from the Permanent Collection

When you visit Claire’s at the Museum restaurant, you can see a selection of 17th, 18th, and 19th century English Staffordshire figurative earthenware ceramics from the Estate of Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld in the Joann and John Rich Gallery on th…

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